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October 8, 2017
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Searching for that Next Great Idea? Let Boredom Become Your Gateway to Inspiration

As a keynote speaker, just typing the word boredom makes my skin crawl. My goal is to energize any audience and invigorate them to view their health and human performance in exciting new ways. I’m never quite sure how people will react during one of my keynotes, but bored should never be one of them. I still have a hard time embracing boredom during my downtime. As some of you may already know, I was […]
September 28, 2017
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Four Better Ways to Lead Millennials in Today’s Knowledge Economy

Millennial management is a hot topic right now, as it should be. The workforce is in flux and many organizations are struggling to adapt their strategies to a new dynamic. As a millennial leader and performance keynote speaker, I can’t tell you how many times a senior leader has pulled me aside after a presentation to ask… “Matt, how the hell can we motivate millennials?” “Stop doing what you’ve always done…” is my standard reply. […]
September 20, 2017

How I Tamed My ADHD

Putting Out Fire With Gasoline “We have to teach my generation how to focus…ASAP” By: Matt Johnson, President at On Target Living On a recent flight, I scanned through the USA Today and an article written by Dr. Lawrence Diller titled “When Will America Just Say No” catches my eye. The article is about the overuse and abuse of Amphetamine based drugs like Adderall in our country to treat ADD and ADHD, specifically among the […]
September 20, 2017

3 Reasons Increasing Capacity is the Key to Boosting Workplace Productivity

Human capital is the lifeblood of all businesses and productivity gains have been anemic at best this past decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0% change in labor productivity from Q3 2015 to Q3 2016, and only a .6% increase over the last five years combined. At the employee level, the stress-inducing, mind-numbing deluge of incessant communication and mounting workloads has led to an overall decline in mental and physical health at the […]
September 20, 2017

3 Ways to Expand the OK Zone and Spark Organizational Change

Most of us barely have time to slow down and assess a better way forward. Like all collective bodies, a company or large group adopts a herd mentality to react to imminent and immediate threats to the bottom line. This vicious cycle leads to systemic trauma that radiates throughout the entire organization – a silent virus fueled by bewilderment, distrust and chronic stress. Renowned neuroscientist David Rock, author of Your Brain at Work, describes this […]
September 20, 2017

5 Beliefs Holding You Back From Living Your Best Self

At On Target Living we believe there isn’t one person out there that doesn’t want to live healthier. Who truly doesn’t want to have more energy, live medication free, grow old with their loved ones, and live their best self? No one! However, there are many people that are not interested in making their lifestyle better because they lack the right information or they think they have to give up the things that make them […]
September 20, 2017

5 Concentration Exercises to Boost Focus and Productivity

Our attention spans are fighting an uphill battle in this new age of distraction. The average attention span has decreased 30% since the year 2000 – only 8 seconds. In this new knowledge economy you must quickly adapt and master new skills and applications much faster than ever before. This new reality is exciting as it is overwhelming. Concentration is the foundation of focus and will empower you to accomplish more with less in today’s […]